Automotive Toyota Pursues Transformation Into Mobility Brand With KINTO Launch

In a bid to become a leading global mobility services company, Toyota launched this week its long-awaited KINTO brand, which provides transport-related amenities like subscription-based leases and potentially even ride-hailing to customers in Europe

Luxury The Porsche Host Program lets prospective buyers ride-share with Turo's top hosts

The automaker partnered with car-sharing marketplace provider Turo to allow drivers to rent cars from top hosts who have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion as Porsche owners. The program allows prospective Porsche owners to experience the car of their dreams through an extended test drive.

Loyalty & Membership How New Privacy Laws Are Changing The B2C Relationship

An exploration of the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how it is a signal among many for companies to further transform their relationship with consumers into a partnership built on trust

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Credo360 rebrands credibility requirements for financial transactions with blockchain-backed peer ratings

Credo360 is a peer-to-peer network that uses blockchain to allow members to complete transactions without having to share their personal information. User’s credibility is established through peer ratings generated from social interactions, such as renting or hiring, and is shown as a Credo score, which is stored on a blockchain, providing a secure way to vouch for other’s reliability.

Beauty MyBeautyBrand transforms users into vendors with the ability to open and sell from personalized virtual stores

MyBeautyBrand is a peer-to-peer online beauty marketplace that allows users to open personalized virtual stores and sell directly to their friends. After signing up, users create a store by adding products from any of the brands on the platform and posting their own makeup looks. When a product is sold, users will earn a commission up to 20%, while the brand handles fulfillment. Users who generate enough sales are also eligible to become shareholders in MyBeautyBrand.

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Spinlister peer-to-peer platform helps cycling-enthusiasts easily book nearby bikes while traveling

Spinlister is a peer-to-peer bicycle rental service that makes it easy to find a bike while traveling. Users can search by local area, ride type and availability dates to find a bike near them and them book and pay through the platform. Spinlister offers insurance to cover damage or theft.

Home Neighbor lets users list or rent affordable extra self-storage space via its P2P platform

Neighbor is a self-storage peer-to-peer platform that lets users rent storage from people with extra space. Users browse through the app or website to find an affordable, suitable space from people who have posted their empty storage spaces, and payments are handled through the platform. Neighbor incorporated a “store with a friend” function that will show users a list of friends, or mutual friends, who are hosting on the platform in order to build trust between users through their social connections.

Brand Activation & Immersion YouTube’s Super Stickers let fans show their support and generate extra income for creators

Video-sharing platform YouTube introduced Super Stickers, animated graphics that fans can purchase during livestream videos. Sticker packs are available in a variety of languages and in a range of price points, from 99 cents to $50. In addition to the tiered membership subscriptions and Super Chat perks that fans pay to access, Stickers are the latest way YouTube and individual creators are generating income.

Store Experience & Design Pay-by-minute hotel app Recharge extends its service to private residences

Recharge, the pay by-the-minute hotel stay app, has extended its service to include private residences. Homeowners can list their property on the platform to make their spaces available for sharing by the hour. In return, listers can earn money by renting their home to the company’s trusted network of travelers and residents while they are out of the house.

Automotive Peer-to-peer marketplace Luxnow brings luxury experience and items to the rental industry

LUXnow is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that allows members to rent high-end assets, such as exotic cars, homes and yachts, from other members. Users browseLUXnow’s curated selection of luxury inventory and choose their desired rental. A LUXnow agent then contacts them to assist and ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of. In addition to rental service, members of the LUXnow community receive invitations to exclusive private events.

Fashion & Apparel Wardrobe helps New Yorkers monetize their closet by renting out clothes to peers

Wardrobe is a digital platform that allows users in New York City to monetize the items in their own closets, renting out their clothing to peers. Users upload a photo of themselves wearing the item and set their desired price and rental period. After a Wardrobe stylist has approved the submission, other users can chat with the owner to discuss personal details like fit. Once a rental is booked, the item is exchanged through a ‘Wardrobe Hub,’ a network of 30 dry cleaner locations in New York, who handle fulfillment and returns, ensuring that the item is cleaned after each rental.

Brand Activation & Immersion Depop brought its P2P marketplace offline with a live resale event in New York City

Depop, a peer-to-peer marketplace that lets users sell pre-owned clothing and other items such as books or artwork, hosted a live event in New York City that allowed local sellers to connect with community members and sell items in person.

Technology TOK leverages blockchain to connect members and let them securely buy and sell cryptocurrency

TOK APP is a blockchain-based multi-purpose peer-to-peer chat application built on Ethereum’s decentralized network. It allows users to chat securely and features a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to enable them to buy, sell and send tokens.

Retail This Closet-Sharing App Interviews Potential Members Before Letting Them Join

Tulerie is a P2P apparel-sharing mobile experience that takes building a trustworthy community seriously, FaceTiming with each interested candidate before inviting them to join the eco-minded platform